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Lucinda Salinas

Senior Director of Business Development

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Hometown: 

I am a Jersey girl by birth but have spent as much time on the West as the East Coast, and I fully embrace elements of each.  I am happy to say that my current home is Mosier, Oregon, a small town (430!) in the Columbia River Gorge that is breathtaking in its beauty and peacefulness. 

What Inspires Me: 

My inspiration for all things in life comes through relationships.  I love meeting new people and making a connection.  My circle of family, friends and professional colleagues brings joy to my life.  

Guiltiest Food Pleasure: 

I love the indulgence of diner comfort food, especially those layer cakes that are a mile high with tons of frosting!  

Areas of Specialization: 

I have enjoyed a long and varied career that has taught me so many things! I started my career developing dressings and sauces and understand the product development and commercialization process through that experience. In a previous role leading an innovation team at a food consultancy, I became knowledgeable about consumer and sensory research, ideation, process development, food safety and food chemistry. The years I have spent in the functional ingredients and flavor industries has taught me about various technologies and application and testing approaches. Each day I pull from all that I have learned to help our clients be successful in the marketplace! 

When I'm Not in the Office: 

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband working on our land and connecting with family and friends over a glass of wine. As the world begins to open up, I will continue to click off the many travel destinations on my bucket list! 

 

Education:

  • MBA - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Food Biochemistry - University of California, Davis

 


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